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Chief Paid to Not Return

Chief Paid to Not Return

Milwaukee’s former police chief is getting 625-thousand-dollars to not come back to work.

Mayor Tom Barrett said yesterday Alfonso Morales and the city have agreed to a settlement. Morales was talking about coming back as chief tomorrow. Milwaukee’s Fire and Police Commission pushed him out last summer, but he fought his firing. A judge ordered Milwaukee to either settle the case or rehire him. The mayor yesterday said Morales’ settlement is ‘fair.’ The end of the Morales saga now allows Milwaukee to move on and hire a new, permanent police chief.

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